Year 400 - Celebration of the Stars

ANNOUNCE NEWS #2162
Date: 9/4/2013 at 13:42
From: Razmael, the Synthesist
To : Everyone
Subj: Year 400 - Celebration of the Stars

Here is the schedule for the Celebration of the Stars, Year 400ma in
Aetolia!

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+++ ALL TIMES AND DATES LISTED ARE IN GMT TIME +++
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This is a list of all major events with prizes that we have planned for
the Celebration. There will be numerous impromptu events held through
the Celebration as well, possibly with minor prizes. Depending on how
the revelry goes, we may even update our planned major events with even
more events!

This is a LARGE amount of events and refering to the announce post every
time you want to look up the information is unwieldy. As such, we've
taken this opportunity to overhaul our EVENTS command. You can now view
extended information on an event by doing EVENT INFO <#>, which will
contain all the information in this post, and more! Refer to EVENT INFO
for prizes each event will be giving out.

You can now also CONFIG TIMEZONE to set your timezone. This will be
reflected in the extended EVENT INFO page, which will list the time/date
of the event for your timezone. This config does not reflect any
daylight savings at all, you'll need to adjust that manually if needed.
CONFIG TIMEZONE by itself will tell you what it thinks the current
time/date is for you, so you can double check you have the right
timezone set.

The winner of each of the events will gain a single point for their
city. At the end of the Celebration, the city that has gained the most
points will receive a prize - a small embassy within Delve. Only
citizens of your city will be able to enter the embassy, which will
contain a two-way portal direct to your city.

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| Saturday 7th September |
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Opening
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Time: 02:00GMT

The Celebration of the Stars begins! After a brief opening ceremony, the
festival grounds will open to the public. Come explore the attractions
and try and win prizes!


Ironbeard
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Drawn to the revelry and booze, Ironbeard will be making his standard
drunken appearance! Ironbeard will disappear again on the 14th.


Arena
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Delve's brand new arena will make its debut! Come spar in the arena and
get accustomed to fighting in it before the main events start!


Lottery
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Win credits and star-stamped tickets for winning a prize in this
lottery! Tickets will be 500 gold each.


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| Sunday 8th September |
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Bloodbath
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Time: 0:00GMT

What better way to christen Delve's arena than by spilling bucketloads
of blood all over it! Hone your blades in preparation for the first
official arena event in Delve!


Keg Run
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Time: 23:00GMT

Run along a course while carrying an oversized keg! The winner will be
determined through a combination of speed, and alcohol remaining in
their keg. But here's the catch - you'll be drunk while participating!
Who among you is the best at holding their liquor... literally?


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| Monday 9th September |
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Crafting competition
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Time: 0:00GMT

Crafters assemble, and put your talents to the test! Amateurs welcome
too, you need not possess a crafting skill to take part in this event!

Freeze Tag
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Time: 22:00GMT

Perhaps the best way to sober up after a night of revelry. Dodge the
fairy while freezing your opponents!


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| Tuesday 10th September |
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Liar's Dice
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Time: 01:00GMT

Get your poker face on and come join us in a game of Liar's Dice, the
most popular dice game in Delve at the moment!

Knockout
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Time: 23:00GMT

A single-elimination knockout tournament! Who among you will stand at
the top and be presented to Delve as the best fighter Sapience has to
offer?


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| Wednesday 11th September |
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Bait-the-frog
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Time: 01:00GMT

It's been a while since the frog has last eaten! Be the last to survive
the frog's onslaught to win this event.

City Champion's 2v2v2v2
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Time: 23:00GMT

Each city will put forth two champions to participate in this team
free-for-all! The winning city will take home the Ulgar Atlas statue.

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| Thursday 12th September |
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Brawler's Bout
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Time: 02:00GMT

Are you a master of the drunken style? You better hope you are! In this
free-for-all, all combatants will steadily get be getting more and more
drunk.

Storytelling contest
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Time: 23:00GMT

Who among you is the best at regaling others with stories and tales? Put
your skills to the test in this impromptu storytelling contest!


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| Friday 13th September |
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Iron Epicurean
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Time: 0:00GMT

The cooking battle royale will host its next event in Delve during the
Celebration! Expect an Albedos themed showdown.

Survivor
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Time: 22:00GMT

The first of our Survivor events, featuring the deadly beasts of
Albedos!


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| Saturday 14th September |
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City vs City Team FFA
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Time: 19:00GMT

The ultimate city showdown! Which city will prove themselves the
mightiest, and claim the Epicurus in Meditation statue for their city?

Triptycha tournament
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Time: 22:00GMT

The citizens of Delve have been fascinated with the Sapience game of
Triptycha and as such, decided to hold a tournament for it! Watch out
for the new tiles that Delve has produced and will be selling. For those
unfamiliar, read HELP TRIPTYCHA and get practicing!


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| Sunday 15th September |
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Champions of the Core
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Time: 21:00GMT

A new arena game invented by the people of Delve! Gain points while
holding an unstable core of ylem while avoiding being killed by your
enemies! This event will be a city vs city event, with players split
into teams. We'll be running some impromtu Champions of the Core events
throughout the week so you can get used to the new game.

Walker's Tongue
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Time: 23:00GMT

Does the Walker have your tongue? You better hope not in this ultimate
battle of wit!


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| Monday 16th September |
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Survivor
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Time: 02:00GMT

The deadly beasts of Albedos return once more, with our second Survivor
event!


Penned by my hand on the 23rd of Niuran, in the year 399 MA.